Many churches are confident that these verses deal with things that remain in the future for us. Howver, by reviewing the use of language in the Old Testament Scriptures and other events that happened historically, we see that this is not necessarily the case.

Accordingly, we review the following elements of the things Jesus said in this passage:

  • The sun and moon would be darkened and the stars would fall from the sky.
  • The Son of Man would be seen coming on the clouds.
  • He would send His angels to gather His elect.

We see how they all were fulfilled (although the last one continues still) as Jesus said they would be, before the generation to which Jesus was speaking had passed away.

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Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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